Fred Haigh Dam

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Fred Haigh Dam
Location 50km West of Bundaberg, Queensland
Coordinates 24°52′24″S 151°50′49″E / 24.8734°S 151.847°E / -24.8734; 151.847Coordinates: 24°52′24″S 151°50′49″E / 24.8734°S 151.847°E / -24.8734; 151.847
Type reservoir
Primary inflows Kolan River
Primary outflows Kolan River
Catchment area 1,310 km2 (510 sq mi)
Basin countries Australia
Surface area 5,340 ha (13,200 acres)
Max. depth 43 m (141 ft)
Water volume 562,000 ML (456,000 acre·ft)[1]
Surface elevation 75.56 m (247.9 ft)
References [1]

The Fred Haigh Dam (also called Monduran Dam) was constructed across the Kolan River in 1978 creating Lake Monduran. The dam's catchment area, north of Bundaberg in Queensland, covers 1310 km2.[2]

Spillway Upgrade[edit]

SunWater is undertaking a dam spillway capacity upgrade program to ensure the highest level of safety for the dam is maintained. The spillway will be upgraded before 2010.[3]


There are no boating restrictions on the lake and there is a single boat ramp for boat access.[4]


The dam has been stocked with barramundi, silver perch, sooty grunter and red-claw crayfish with spangled perch and forktail catfish naturally present.[4] A Stocked Impoundment Permit is required to fish in the dam.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Sunwater Current Water Storage Information
  2. ^ "Water resources - Overview - Queensland - Basin & Surface Water Management Area: Kolan River". Australian Natural Resources Atlas. Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. Retrieved 2009-05-20. 
  3. ^ Spillway Capacity Upgrade Program Archived February 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ a b Harrison, Rod; Ernie James; Chris Sully; Bill Classon; Joy Eckermann (2008). Queensland Dams. Bayswater, Victoria: Australian Fishing Network. pp. 128—129. ISBN 978-1-86513-134-4. 
  5. ^ Do I need a permit and how do I get one? Archived May 22, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.